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Afghan women trained to secure election polling stations

5 April 2014 Last updated at 00:23 BST

Afghans will elect a new president on 5 April, and according to Afghanistan's Election Commission, about four million women - 35% of all eligible voters - are expected to vote.

In a country with strict divisions between the sexes, thousands of women are now being trained to provide security at over 8,000 female-only polling stations.

BBC Persian's Bahaar Joya reports from Kabul.